Our Granny #5

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There is nothing Granny likes better than being entertained by watching quiz games on the television. She obviously admires people with brains because, having popped to the toilet when God was handing out the brains, she wouldn’t know what it was like to be clever. The other evening she was watching The Chase – one of her favourites – when the devil got the better of me and I decided to wind her up. “Do you know if the contestants lose, then the chaser gets to keep all the money?”

Flaybrick Cemetery

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Frank and Alice are both dead people who Razzi and I used to spend time with at Flaybrick Cemetery during lunch breaks from work. During the summer months, I would park along the path in the Victorian Cemetery where it was quiet and relaxing. It was very pleasant to sit back after I had eaten lunch and have a little “me” time. I did have some fears that maybe, because nobody has been buried there for so long, the cemetery would be flattened to make way for new housing as has happened further down the road. However, upon reading the notice board; I discovered that it is a grade II registered public cemetery which had been opened in 1864. Furthermore some very famous people are buried there including many of the Laird family so it was going nowhere for the foreseeable future.

The Garfield Story

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Garfield’s comic strip is syndicated in over two and a half thousand newspapers and journals, as well as being featured here on Jammy Toast. It holds the Guinness World Record for being the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip. Garfield was created by Jim Davis and first published in 1978. It chronicles the life of the title character, the cat Garfield, Jon, his owner, and Jon’s dog, Odie. Common themes in the strip include Garfield’s laziness, obsessive eating, his disdain of Mondays and diets. The strip’s focus is mostly on the interactions among Garfield, Jon (his owner), and Odie (Jon’s pet dog), but other recurring minor characters appear as well. As he features on every Jammy Toast post, we thought it was time we told his story…

Ian Dury And The Blockheads

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Usually on Sunday we feature a music video from a singer or band we like, however, this week there is no video to go with the music because it was recorded for the John Peel Show on BBC Radio 1. The session featured the sadly departed and much missed Ian Dury and his band The Blockheads. The session featured recordings of the band playing Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Clever Trevor, Sweet Gene Vincent and Blockheads. The complete session was recorded on 30th November 1977 and was broadcast on 12th December 1977.

Flat Eric’s Returns

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Flat Eric has decided to resurrect his website. He previously started a blog but gave up after only a couple of weeks because it was too much like hard work. This time, however, he has decided to write on his own blog when the mood takes him, rather than daily, and continue with his column here on Jammy Toast. If you want to pop round and say, “hello”, his site is still at the same place.

Talking Shit #18

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Today we are going to ask everyone who visits Jammy Toast to just “Talk Shit” for the day. We ask that anyone who visits Jammy Toast leaves a comment on just about any subject they choose. Funny or sad, true or false, real or fake; we don’t give a shit as long as it is entertaining and doesn’t really hurt anyone. We ask you to do this because we are too busy to think of anything else to post – hopefully everyone will like the freedom to whine and bitch. The rules are pretty simple to explain – basically, anything goes!

Telly Favourites #21

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Today we are continuing our series of articles on our favourite telly shows of the past. As you all know, the bears love their telly and there is nothing they love more than finding a character they can love to love… or even love to hate. The bears don’t usually go for the clean-cut, heroic types they are more likely to identify with the slackers of society, people like Frank Gallagher, Jim Royle or Homer Simpson. They like programmes which are “off the wall” although occasionally they will enjoy serious drama if it is interesting and well written. Today, we are featuring